Rental Truck Hits Stairs to Apartment on Cedar Lake Rd, Round Lake Beach

Round Lake Beach police and Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District firefighter/paramedics responded about 12:02 p.m. to 900 North Cedar Lake Road in Round Lake Beach to a report that a U-Haul truck hit a building. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that no people were injured, but that there was structural damage to a building.

The truck was already removed from the building when firefighters arrived, but the wooden staircase and porch that lead to the second-story units were badly damaged and there were concerns that the staircase and porch could collapse.

Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District, activated a TRT structural collapse MABAS Box Alarm which brought in a structural collapse team from Lake & McHenry County Specialized Response team. The team analyzed the damage and produced a stabilization plan to safely take down parts of the staircase that were still standing.


All of the support structure was damaged by the U-Haul truck, and all broken stairs were removed with work ongoing until about 2:20 p.m.

No citations were issued because the vehicle damage to the building occurred entirely on private property.

All second floor residents were temporarily displaced, and firefighters were helping the resident retrieve there personal items with use of ladders to access the second floor.

The emergency scene was located about two blocks north of Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home.

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